Challenge Based Learning, Problem Based Learning, Community Engaged Learning... why one or the other? Are they different? What is fad and what is substance?]
Another two-days with the Educational Leadership Program, this time with a dusting of snow, looking into the different ways higher education is meeting society.
Every year the autumn gets me- the joys of having school-aged kids while working in academia with an academic calendar. Nice to have restful times together, but having peak times together- like September and October- is challenging. Having time to enjoy the foliage together is happy time.
Cosmos bipinnatus (Garden Cosmos)
Cosmos is beautiful, and blooms late into fall. This is too much, though. By the first week of October we should be inching toward night frost in the Netherlands. We expect temperatures of 24°C (75°C) next week.
Cladonia fimbriata (trumpet lichen)
This is my theme as I prepare for the next session of Educational Leadership training in a very green environment. What kind of music can be made if we all work together?
Gears in the Eise Eisinga Planetarium, Sneek, the Netherlands. The oldest still functioning planetarium in the world, completed in 1781 in the Eisinga family living room. https://www.planetarium-friesland.nl/en/
I do hope his wife and kids were as into this as he was, since well, the house is a planetarium. A beautiful planetarium, but it is definately a style choice...
In the Netherlands this week we broke the record for the most consecutive days without rain. In mid June.
This is not new, recent summers have involved water shortages nearly every year, trees in nature preserves and forests dying of thirst, low water tables causing damage to buildings...
In the Netherlands.
A country that has spent most of modern history battling water.